The system, featuring CorEdge Networks' MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH), MicroTCA Power Module, 10Gbps AdvancedMC line card and multi-protocol 10Gbps bridge silicon, and Celestica's Bell Bay 10GbE ATCA Carrier Card using Fujitsu's 10GE switching fabric chips, is designed to address two industry next-generation requirements:
- ATCA and MicroTCA compatibility (on a combined basis, xTCA), which most telecommunication equipment manufacturers (TEMs) are adopting for their next-generation architectures.
- The need for 10Gbps wirespeed congestion management for each millions of flows in order to deliver high-performance, scalable and manageable systems across the network. This effort is being addressed by the IEEE 802.3ar subcommittee.
With a goal of supporting these efforts, CorEdge Networks, Celestica and Fujitsu, along with other companies participating in future designs, partnered to create a pre-standard implementation of wirespeed flow control, using xTCA form factors. The goal of this effort was to create a commercial off the shelf (COTS) implementation for this kind of equipment using ATCA-compliant equipment at the network core, and MicroTCA equipment at the edges, with AdvancedMC cards used ubiquitously.
Celestica Inc. (NYSE, Toronto: CLS)